You Like to Draw?
John Breiner, Todd Braley, Angie Braley (executive), Debra Lamb (co), Krista Bonino (co) for Infinity Media Productions
directed by Todd Braley
starring Brii Frank, Mariah Ellen Griffith, Debra Lamb, Rose Bonino, Trista Robinson, Krista Bonino, Hunter Voss, Nick Hamm, Anna Ragsdale, Rhonda Williams, Chris Luby, Katie Voss
story by Debra Lamb, Todd Braley, screenplay by Todd Braley, music by Mateus Brandão
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Back when, Ellen (Brii Frank) was an accomplished painter, and was just
about to be a fearuted artist at an art show - when she got into a car
accident that did some damage to her brain and left her disabled. That was
a few months ago, and now her caregiver (Anna Ragsdale) had to quit for
personal reasons, and her mother Nancy (Debra Lamb) more or less out of
options, had to hire the first person off Craigslist she could find and
who's also affordable, and that's Neena (Mariah Ellen Griffith). Now
Neena, a single mother over-taxed with bringing up her own son (Hunter
Voss), and as addicted to social media as she likes a good cold beer,
isn't cut out for the job at all, plus has no qualifications, and her
first day on the job ends in such a major blunder that Nancy and Ellen's
bossy aunt Anne (Trista Robinson) fire her on the spot, but somehow Ellen
has taken a liking to her, so she and her sister Laurie (Rose Bonino) draw
her back into the fold. And taking care of Ellen finally teaches Neena to
take responsibility of her own life, and as a consequence, she also does
wonders for Ellen, like getting her back into first drawing then painting
again - but all these positive developments are threatened to come to
nought by some terrible news about Ellen's health situation ...
Now one thing's for sure, have a
tissue handy when you're watching this movie, you will need it if your
heart's not made of stone. That said though, this is not just your typical
tearjerker following a formula to press all the right buttons to make you
cry, but a film telling a heart-felt story that shows well fleshed out
characters in a very "real" way, warts and all, tells its story
in a way that feels authentic and relatable, and that gives its characters
room to breathe, and its subtle directorial effort thankfully doesn't go
for spectacle. And a first rate ensemble cast make this a great watch -
just be warned, tears will roll ...